Don’t Look Now But Barack Obama Just Took Peggy Joseph and Made a 2012 Campaign Ad
Remember Peggy Joseph?
The media interviewed Peggy back in 2008 after a Barack Obama speech.
Four years later we’ve got Julia.
The Obama Campaign is running a web ad celebrating how a woman can live her entire life depending on Uncle Barack for her happiness and well-being. It’s an ad that would make Castro blush.
David Harsanyi at Human Events reported:
In the new Barack Obama campaign piece The Life of Julia, voters can “Take a look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime — and how Mitt Romney would change her story.” It is one of the most brazenly statist pieces of campaign literature I can ever remember seeing.
Let’s, for the purposes of this post, set aside the misleading generalizations regarding policy in the ad (no one is innocent on that account, obviously). What we are left with is a celebration of a how a woman can live her entire life by leaning on government intervention, dependency and other people’s money rather than her own initiative or hard work. It is, I’d say, implicitly un-American, in the sense that it celebrates a mindset we have — outwardly, at least — shunned.
It is also a mindset that women should find offensively patronizing. When they’re old enough, I hope my two daughters will find the notion that their success hinges on the president’s views on college-loan interest rates preposterous. Yet, according to the “Life of Julia,” women are helpless without the guiding hand of Barack Obama.